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4 & 8 hr

 Mountain Bike Race


Race Info

18 March 2023

The Hanmer 4 & 8 Mountain Bike Race takes competitors on a unique journey through Hanmer Forest through some of the regions most amazing mountain scenery. A fantastic event for individuals, teams, school team and corporate teams.

Get a team together or ride this race individually. Solo participants have their own age categories. 

Unfortunately electric mountain bikes are not permitted on course.


4 Hour Solo

Juniors - 17 & Under

Senior - 18 & Above

8 Hour Solo

Senior - 18 & Above

Juniors can only enter the 8 hour as part of a team unless approved by the Race Director


4 Hour Team

Super Junior - 6-11 yrs - team must provide their own tail end charlie.

All other 4 hour teams - 11 yrs +

8 Hour Team

Senior - 18 & Above

*Max team size 4

Race Categories

Solo - Male/Female

Junior (12-17) Senior (18-39), Veteran (40-49), Masters (50-59), Classic (60+)

Teams - 4 hour /8 hour

Male, Female, Mixed, Corporate - no age categories for Teams

Super Junior 4 hour Team, 6-11 years

Male, Female, Mixed


On the Day

Teams and Solos start at the same time. Super Juniors start with the 4 hour race start.

8 Hour

8.00 am - Race Briefing

8.30am - Race Start

4 Hour

12.00noon - Race Briefing

12.30pm - Race Start


The race village is located at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp, Jollies Pass. Access will be available from daylight on Saturday morning. We want to create a race village so vehicles are not permitted around taped areas. You are welcome to unload your vehicles but then must park in the designated parking area.

The Course

The Hanmer 4&8 Hour Mountain Bike course consists of an approximate 6km clockwise loop using mostly intermediate trails (Upper Dog Stream and Mach 1) with fast downhill sections and some great climbs. Some very small sections of the course cross onto advanced trails for a short time.


The Super Junior Course uses Camp Track and Easy Rider on a beautiful yet less technical course suitable for young riders. This course also starts and finishes at the Hanmer Springs Forest Camp.


Hanmer Springs is an alpine village and can experience a wide range of weather conditions. We recommend you consider carrying the following. Layered clothing, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, hydration pack, survival blanket, energy bar. Please do not wear headphones as this limits your ability to hear directions from marshals and hazards. Helmets are mandatory.

Prize giving

The Prize giving ceremony will be held at the Forest Camp at approx 5pm or as soon as the last rider has completed. There will be spot prizes. If you place you must be at the prize giving to receive your certificate and prize. We are unable to post prizes. The prize categories are: Male Individual, Female Individual,  Corporate Team, Mixed Age Team, Mixed Gender Team, Overall Male Team, Overall Female Team. There are no age categories for Teams. 

Enjoy Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs has accommodation for you from camping through to 5 star luxury. Book your accommodation online at,, or . Contact Hanmer Forest Camp to receive special discounts when competing in the 4 & 8 MTB Race. 



4 Hour $60
8 Hour $90
4 Hour $95
8 Hour $160
Prices are per team. Teams are up to a max of 4 members
Super Junior
Prices are per team. Teams are up to a max of 4 members

Online Registrations close on Wednesday 15th March 2023, after this date you will need to register on Friday 17th March at Monteith's Brewery Bar in Hanmer Springs from 6.30pm-8.30pm or on Saturday 18th March from 7am-8am at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp. Late registrations will incur a fee of $20.00.

Changes and cancellations incur a fee of $10.00. No changes can be made to your registration after 20th February 2023. No refunds will be given after 20th February 2023.

In the case of Force Majeure, including COVID-19, no refunds will be issued. Your entry will automatically be transferred to a rearranged date or you will be provided with a credit towards any other Hanmer Event.

Teams: Please note there are no age categories in the team races. 

For all juniors completing an indemnity form will need to be completed by a parent or legal guardian.

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